I am an adjunct professor at Calfornia State University Sacramento and Napa Valley College and I teach several Anthropology classes including Introduction to Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Biological Anthropology Laboratory.
Archaeology has taken me all over the world including Belize, Iceland, Mexico, and Peru. I have worked in Peru for the last 10 years and have excavated at several Pre-Columbian sites focusing on the Moche, Pukara, Tiwanaku, and Inca cultures.
I conducted my dissertation research at one of the earliest urban cities in South America, Pampa Grande. I focused on the social and economic dimensions of Moche households and I investigated the changes that occurred with the development of urbanism in the middle class domestic areas at the site. For more information, please check out www.pampagrande.org.